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New Ida Seminar Focuses on Tinnitus

New Ida Seminar Focuses on Tinnitus

Tue Oct 20, 2015 09:07 AMBy Amanda Farah Cox
Tinnitus is a difficult topic for patients and hearing care professionals alike. For people who live with tinnitus, the ringing in their ears is a constant trial that can put their mental well-being at risk. It is often too much of a distraction for patients to register that they also have a hearing loss. For hearing care professionals, there is the frustration that they won’t be able to offer a cure to their patients for such a distressing condition. The Ida Institute is making our first foray into this topic with our upcoming seminar, The Tinnitus Challenge, in Skodsborg, Denmark, this December. We have invited an international group of participants to share their insight from their different disciplines as clinicians, ENTs, and researchers. We’re looking forward to hearing about their experiences both with patients and in some cases personal experiences with tinnitus and how can affect a person’s daily life. Our confirmed participants are: Emma Scanlan, Australia Glynnis Tidball, Canada Tobias Kleinjung, Switzerland Gitte Schrøder, Denmark Isabel Diges Artesero, Spain Peter Kreuzer, Germany Birgit Mazurek, Germany Alessandra Fioretti, Italy David Baguley, United Kingdom David Stockdale, United Kingdom Don McFerran, United Kingdom Elizabeth Marks, United Kingdom Paula Myers, United States Tara Zaugg, United States Casie Keaton, United States Sharon Sandridge, United States As part of the seminar, we will be sharing new ethnographic films, recently recorded by Ida Senior Anthropologist Hans Henrik Philipsen at a VA hospital in Florida. We are looking forward to tackling this challenging topic, and to sharing outcomes for tinnitus management with the Ida community.